P. D. James

#1770569 P. D. James

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life. .

P. D. James Quotes about life
#1770570 P. D. James

God gives every bird his worm, but He does not throw it into the nest. .

P. D. James Quotes about god
#1770571 P. D. James

What the detective story is about is not murder but the restoration of order. .

P. D. James Quotes about murder
#1770572 P. D. James

I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism, and it sends shivers down the spine of my generation who went to war against fascism. .

P. D. James Quotes about war
#1770573 P. D. James

Human kindness is like a defective tap, the first gush may be impressive but the stream soon dries up. .

P. D. James Quotes about kindness
#1770574 P. D. James

What a child doesnt receive he can seldom later give. .

P. D. James Quotes about child
#1770575 P. D. James

We English are good at forgiving our enemies; it releases us from the obligation of liking our friends. .

P. D. James Quotes about friends
#1770576 P. D. James

There comes a time when every scientist, even God, has to write off an experiment. .

P. D. James Quotes about god
#1770577 P. D. James

In 1930s mysteries, all sorts of motives were credible which arent credible today, especially motives of preventing guilty sexual secrets from coming out. Nowadays, people sell their guilty sexual secrets. .

P. D. James Quotes about people
#1770578 P. D. James

We who write in English are fortunate to have the richest and most versatile language in the world. Respect it. .

P. D. James Quotes about world
#1770579 P. D. James

Open your mind to new experiences, particularly to the study of other ­people. Nothing that happens to a writer – however happy, however tragic – is ever wasted. .

P. D. James Quotes about art
#1770580 P. D. James

I dont think writers choose the genre, the genre chooses us. I wrote out of the wish to create order out of disorder, the liking of a pattern. .

P. D. James Quotes about writers
#1770581 P. D. James

Write what you need to write, not what is currently popular or what you think will sell. .

P. D. James Quotes about you
#1770582 P. D. James

Not so much two ships passing in the night as two ships sailing together for a time but always bound for different ports. .

P. D. James Quotes about time
#1770583 P. D. James

We can experience nothing but the present moment, live in no other second of time, and to understand this is as close as we can get to eternal life. .

P. D. James Quotes about life
#1770584 P. D. James

Every island to a child is a treasure island. .

P. D. James Quotes about child
#1770585 P. D. James

Dont just plan to write - write. It is only by writing, not dreaming about it, that we develop our own style. .

P. D. James Quotes about writing
#1770586 P. D. James

In youth we take egregious risks because death has no reality for us. Youth goes caparisoned in immortality. It is only in middle age that we are shadowed by the awareness of the transitoriness of life. .

P. D. James Quotes about life
#1770587 P. D. James

Of the four billion life forms which have existed on this planet, three billion, nine hundred and sixty million are now extinct. We dont know why. Some by wanton extinction, some through natural catastrophe, some destroyed by meteorites and asteroids. In the light of these mass extinctions it really does seem unreasonable to suppose that Homo sapiens should be exempt. Our species will have been one of the shortest-lived of all, a mere blink, you may say, in the eye of time. .

P. D. James Quotes about life
#1770588 P. D. James

If this were fiction, could even the most brilliant novelist contrive to make credible so short a period in which pride had been subdued and prejudice overcome? .

P. D. James Quotes about fiction
#1770589 P. D. James

Learn to write by doing it. Read widely and wisely. Increase your word power. Find your own individual voice though practicing constantly. Go through the world with your eyes and ears open and learn to express that experience in words. .

P. D. James Quotes about power
#1770590 P. D. James

First-class travel, provided one hasnt to pay for it oneself, is the most insidiously addictive of lifes luxuries. .

P. D. James Quotes about life
#1770591 P. D. James

Any visitor to an historic country town or city quickly becomes aware in his or her peregrinations that the most attractive houses in the centre are invariably the offices of lawyers. .

P. D. James Quotes about war
#1770592 P. D. James

Feel, he told himself, feel, feel, feel. Even if what you feel is pain, only let yourself feel. .

P. D. James Quotes about pain
#1770593 P. D. James

Charm is often despised but I can never see why. No one has it who isnt capable of genuinely liking others, at least at the actual moment of meeting and speaking. Charm is always genuine; it may be superficial but it isnt false. .

P. D. James Quotes about men
#1770594 P. D. James

The equally is a political theory, but no a practical politics. .

P. D. James Quotes about politics
#1770595 P. D. James

If our sex life were determined by our first youthful experiments, most of the world would be doomed to celibacy. In no area of human experience are human beings more convinced that something better can be had only if they persevere. .

P. D. James Quotes about life
#1770596 P. D. James

Time didnt heal, but it anesthetized. The human mind could only feel so much. .

P. D. James Quotes about time
#1770597 P. D. James

Daniel supposed he had a secret life. Most people did; it was hardly possible to live without one. .

P. D. James Quotes about life
#1770598 P. D. James

Suicide is the most private and mysterious of acts, inexplicable because the chief actor is never there to explain it. .

P. D. James Quotes about suicide
#1770599 P. D. James

youd like the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. That must be the most futile oath anyone ever swears. .

P. D. James Quotes about truth
#1770600 P. D. James

Publishers dont nurse you; they buy and sell you. .

P. D. James Quotes about you
#1770601 P. D. James

Early this morning, 1 January 2021, three minutes after midnight, the last human being to be born on earth was killed in a pub brawl in a suburb of Buenos Aires, aged twenty-five years, two months and twelve days. .

P. D. James Quotes about art
#1770602 P. D. James

Absolute nakedness was intrusive, confusing to the senses. Paradoxically, it both revealed and diminished identity. .

P. D. James Quotes about identity
#1770603 P. D. James

I am fifty years old and I have never known what it is to love. I can write those words, know them to be true, but feel only the regret that a tone-deaf man must feel because he cant appreicate music, a regret less keen because it is for something never known, not for something lost. .

P. D. James Quotes about love
#1770604 P. D. James

When I heard, Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, I thought, Did he fall or was he pushed? .

P. D. James Quotes about thought
#1770605 P. D. James

Wars may be fought by decent men, but theyre not won by them. .

P. D. James Quotes about war
#1770606 P. D. James

Authors always take rejection badly. They equate it with infanticide. .

P. D. James Quotes about author
#1770607 P. D. James

I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism . . . The only way to react is to get up in the morning and start the day by saying four or five vastly politically incorrect things before breakfast! .

P. D. James Quotes about art
#1770608 P. D. James

No government can act in advance of the moral will of the people. .

P. D. James Quotes about people
#1770609 P. D. James

gossip ... was like any other commodity in the marketplace. You received it only if you had something of value to give. .

P. D. James Quotes about value
#1770610 P. D. James

the unforgivable was usually the most easily forgiven. .

P. D. James Quotes about forgive
#1770611 P. D. James

What was so terrible about grief was not grief itself, but that one got over it. .

P. D. James Quotes about grief
#1770612 P. D. James

All these problems [deciding cases] are easier for people who believe in God. Those of us who dont or cant have to do the best we can. Thats what the law is, the best we can do. Human justice is imperfect, but its the only justice we have. .

P. D. James Quotes about god
#1770613 P. D. James

Ambition, if it were to be savored, let alone achieved, had to be rooted in possibility. .

P. D. James Quotes about alone
#1770614 P. D. James

we can forgive anything as long as it isnt done to us. .

P. D. James Quotes about forgive
#1770615 P. D. James

The world is full of people who have lost faith: politicians who have lost faith in politics, social workers who have lost faith in social work, schoolteachers who have lost faith in teaching and, for all I know, policemen who have lost faith in policing and poets who have lost faith in poetry. Its a condition of faith that it gets lost from time to time, or at least mislaid. .

P. D. James Quotes about poetry
#1770616 P. D. James

For me, the dead remain dead. If I couldnt believe that, I dont think I could go on living. .

P. D. James Quotes about living
#1770617 P. D. James

I knew the facts of death before I knew the facts of life. There never was a time when I didnt see the skull beneath the skin. .

P. D. James Quotes about life
#1770618 P. D. James

Death ... obliterates family resemblance as it does personality: there is no affinity between the living and the dead. .

P. D. James Quotes about death

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